Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning (EL) allows students to apply knowledge directly to experience outside of the academic setting; EL empowers students to learn by doing. At Illinois Tech, students may pursue various types of EL including: internships, research opportunities, and much more. For more information, visit the International Center website (web.iit.edu/experiential-learning). 

Policies for Graduate Students

  • Graduate students enrolled in a summer internship on a full-time basis are not eligible to register for a course during the summer semester.
  • Graduate students enrolled in a fall or spring internship on a full-time basis, for nine credits, and who are in good academic standing (cumulative GPA 3.0/4.0) may register for three to six credits of academic course enrollment, which is equivalent to 15 hours of registration.
  • Graduate students who have earned academic probation, from the prior semester (cumulative GPA below 3.0/4.0) are not eligible to apply for an internship, for the first time, until the cumulative GPA is raised to 3.0/4.0.
  • Graduate students who have earned academic probation, during a semester in which enrollment in an internship is concurrent with academic course registration, are not eligible for continued enrollment in an internship without prior approval of the Dean of the Graduate College.
  • Graduate students, who are completing a second degree at Illinois Institute of Technology, when the first degree was also earned at Illinois Tech, are eligible for an internship, after one semester of full-time graduate enrollment, in a fall or spring semester.
  • Graduate students, who are completing a second degree at Illinois Institute of Technology, when the first degree was earned at a different institution, are eligible for an internship after two semesters of full-time graduate enrollment, in fall and spring semesters.